|Introduction:||Grand Pressigny flint is probably the most famous siliceous material in Europe, and it is together with obsidian certainly the most widely distributed lithic raw material in prehistory. One would therefore think, that a further description of the material and its sources would be utterly superfluous. Alas, quite the contrary is the case, at least in any language other than French. For those who have some fluency in French AND have a very good library around the corner we happily refer to the, in our opinion, most important publications, on which the better part of this introduction is based.
Anybody who wants to know something about 'silex pressignien' shoud be familiar with the article "Les silex de la région du Grand-Pressigny (Indre-et-Loire). Recherche géologique et analyse pétrographique" by Denis Giot, Nicole Mallet and Dominique Millet in Revue Archéologique du Centre de la France tome 25 vol. 1 (1986) pages 21-36. A series hard to come by outside the francophone parts of Europe.
click here for a simplified geological map (20 KBytes)
More on the geology and geography of the region.
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|History of research:||EarlierResearch|
|Extractability and prehistoric use:||GoodForNothingBlørk|
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